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Councilmember Volan Advocates for More Transparency in Recycling Services

Seven years after it was first considered, Monroe County’s plans to open a materials recovery facility are still in limbo. Last week, WFHB News Director Joe Crawford spoke with one of the strongest proponents of the facility, also known as a MRF (“murf”). Steve Volan is a member of the Bloomington City Council as well as the Monroe County Solid …

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Daily Local News – January 27, 2016

Early this morning, a group of Hoosier activists known as Indiana Moral Mondays, descended on the Indiana Statehouse to push for a minimum wage increase; Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson has approved Monroe County’s application for money to improve voting accessibility; The Bloomington Utilities Service Board heard an update on the city of Bloomington’s ongoing water contamination issues on …

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The Ins and Outs of Money – Money Lessons from Our Parents

Our parents taught us about money, even if they didn’t know they were doing it. What money messages did you get growing up, and which ones will you be passing on?

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BloomingOUT Interviews Organizers of Bloomington Pride Film Festival

The Bloomington Pride Film Festival begins on Thursday and runs through the weekend. 32 films will be screened at the festival, which takes place at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater. In the lead up to the event, WFHB’s LGBTQ+ public affairs show, BloomingOUT, has hosted conversations with the organizers. We bring you a portion of one of those conversations now, for a …

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Accountability Grades Released for Monroe County Schools

The Indiana Department of Education has released its A-F accountability grades for 2015. Monroe County Community School Corporation has maintained its overall A grade from last year, and Fairview Elementary has achieved a C grade after three consecutive years of F grades. Under recent changes enacted by the State General Assembly, no school was able to receive a lower grade …

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Daily Local News – January 26, 2016

The Indiana Department of Education has released its A-F accountability grades 2015; Last night the Ellettsville Town Council put out a preliminary notification for potential builders, officially stating the intent to build a new town hall for the city; Marsh has announced the closure of their West Side Store at 3600 West Third Street; Deadlines for Individual Artist Program grants …

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Interchange – We, Robots: Curtis White on the Delusional Tales of Technologists

We, Robots

We’re told intelligent machines and big data will free us from work, educate our children, transform our environment, and even make religion more user-friendly. At least that’s the story we’re told by pundits, journalists and economists: Stop Worrying and Learn to Love Your Robot! Curtis White, author of We, Robots, joins us to share his skeptical view of the voices …

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Bring It On! – January 25, 2016

William Hosea and Leila Randle welcome Rev. Charles Harrison to discuss the Indianapolis Ten Point Coalition. PART ONE William Hosea and Leila Randle welcome Rev. Charles Harrison to discuss the Indianapolis Ten Point Coalition. The Indianapolis Ten Point Coalition is a tax-exempt non-profit faith based organization successfully helping reduce violence while at the same time addressing critical issues in Indianapolis …

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Conservation Group Is Cautious About Potential Alcohol Sales in Dunes State Park

A northern Indiana conservation group, Dunes Action, is warning the public about proposed legislation in the Indiana Statehouse. The organization fears that the Indiana Department of Natural Resources is undermining the public’s control of the Indiana Dunes State Park. Dunes Action has been fighting Senate Bill 188. The bill would effectively grant an alcohol sales permit to Pavilion Partners LLC, …

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Activate! – Bloomington PRIDE: Kelly Brown

Activate! - Kelly Brown - Bloomington PRIDE

Kelly Brown talks about volunteering Bloomington PRIDE and how her experience has allowed her, as a studen, to connect to the larger Bloomington community outside of IU. Also, more volunteer opportunities from the City of Bloomington Volunteer Network. LINKS Bloomington Pride PRIDE Volunteers Quarryland Men’s Chorus Spencer PRIDE

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